View Poll Results: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Gov.?

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  • Yes-banned on your own property,but not a crime.

    1 2.94%
  • Yes-banned on your own property and a crime.

    1 2.94%
  • Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed but not a crime.

    1 2.94%
  • Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed and a crime.

    0 0%
  • Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace,but not a crime.

    2 5.88%
  • Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace and a crime.

    2 5.88%
  • No-The government has no business deeming any symbol illegal anywhere.

    26 76.47%
  • Other.

    4 11.76%
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    I voted no, however I can see the government banning such in government buildings, not so much in the public square. This being said, who can blame the slurred if they happen to feel threatened and defend themselves in an appropriate(foot up offender's ass) manner towards the idiot that put the symbol up, I know we have more enforcement of assault and battery laws these days, but some people just need to get a beating.
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the government?

    Yes-banned on your own property,but not a crime.
    Yes-banned on your own property and a crime.
    Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed but not a crime.
    Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed and a crime.
    Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace,but not a crime.
    Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace and a crime.

    No-The government has no business deeming any symbol illegal anywhere.

    other.



    Please note that a criminal offense is a misdemeanor or greater. A misdemeanor is punishable up to six months in jail.


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    On Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation making such displays punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
    Terrible.The test of if you believe in freedom of speech is not defending the controversal things said you agree with, but defending the controversal things said you dont agree with.
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    God California is really a major embarrassment to this country most of the time.

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    Delete.... stupid double post.

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    Hate symbols and gang symbols are prohibited in the military. So are tatoos above the shoulders and "sleeves." The reason being that military personnel, whether they are on humanitarian missions, occupation missions, or embassy duties, are ambassadors of the United States and thusly must reflect what is supposed to be a certain standard on what America is.

    Some Americans believe that if they aren't allowed to embrace the gutter of what freedom has to offer, than the next step is Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.

    Maybe our "ambassadors" should reflect more accurately.

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    “Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the government?” – jamesrage

    I live in the South and every election year the question of banning the Confederate Battle Flag from state flags to whatever always seems to become an issue (why it never seems to be an issue during non-election years is something of a mystery to me).

    This is a “symbol” that means different things to different people.

    To blacks it’s racist.

    To Southerners its history and heritage.

    And, yea, I know the Klan likes to use it but, unfortunately, there is no patent on the “Stars and Bars” so I’m afraid that any inbred, backwater, unintelligent, uneducated coward that still lives in this mother’s basement and has nick-named his right-hand “Wanda” is free to use it for whatever purposes they like.

    So for those that voted “yes” in this poll, perhaps we should also ban the American Flag. After all, this was the “symbol” that the Klan used almost exclusively during their heyday of the 1920s.

    Besides, if we start banning things like the swastika we won’t be able to tell who the ***holes are.
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    Besides, if we start banning things like the swastika we won’t be able to tell who the ***holes are.
    I like that.

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    As harsh of my view of vandalism is in the first place, if you're placing the symbols on display on someone else's property, the intent to intimidate is fairly clear and this should certainly be a criminal offense. This is worse than either merely trespassing or merely vandalism, and should be handled accordingly.

    At school or at the workplace? The former, it's part of the school's job to teach students how to behave properly in the real world. This should be prohibited, but not criminal. In the workplace? I'd say that depends entirely on the management of the workplace and their own standards, but unless the placement of the symbols constitutes harassment, it's not a criminal matter.

    Pretty simple difference. If I hang a noose over someone else's desk, I'm implying that I'm going to string him up. If I hang a noose over my own desk, I'm implying that I'm going to string someone up, or possibly that someone else wants to string me up.

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    Besides, if we start banning things like the swastika we won’t be able to tell who the ***holes are.
    Great point!
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Hate symbols and gang symbols are prohibited in the military. So are tatoos above the shoulders and "sleeves." The reason being that military personnel, whether they are on humanitarian missions, occupation missions, or embassy duties, are ambassadors of the United States and thusly must reflect what is supposed to be a certain standard on what America is.

    Some Americans believe that if they aren't allowed to embrace the gutter of what freedom has to offer, than the next step is Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.

    Maybe our "ambassadors" should reflect more accurately.
    The main reason that symbols are banned in the military is not so much about "image" as it is about not wanting to offend which ever territory/country a particular soldier is in at the time. It wouldn't exactly do to send a soldier to Israel if he/she has a tattoo of a swastika on their head now would it?

    And yes I know this also has to do with image...but a different kind than you were referring to.
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